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TrypanoGEN's Founders

Dr Annette Macleod

Senior Research Fellow
University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland

Dr Macleod is a Wellcome Trust Senior Fellow at the University of Glasgow Veterinary School. Her research is focused on the interaction between parasites, African trypanosomes, and their hosts, bridging the gap between field based population studies, genomics, and lab-based molecular biology, with a long-term view to exploiting these interactions to combat disease.

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Annette Macleod

Enock Matovu

Dr Enock Matovu

Associate Professor
Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda

Dr Matovu obtained his PhD from the University of Bern in 2001 where he studied the molecular basis of drug resistance in trypanosomiasis. He has devoted his research career to the study of drug resistance and has been successful in implementing new technologies to help assist in the diagnosis of drug resistance in the field. Dr Matovu won the prestigious Royal Society Pfizer award 2008 for his work in this field.

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Dr Issa Sidibe

Scientific Director Centre International de Récherche-Developpement, Burkina Faso

Dr Sidibe commenced his research career by investigating the phenomenon of trypanotolerance in cattle. He has since studied resistance to trypanocides and has contributed to improvements in molecular diagnostic methods. He is a member of the International Scientific Council for Trypanosomiasis Research and Control and a member of the Programme Against African Trypanosomiasis advisory group. He was appointed as the National Co-ordinator of the Pan African Tsetse and Trypanosomiasis Eradication Campaign in Burkina Faso and continues to strengthen the links between research and integrated insect pest control.

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Bruno Bucheton

Dr Bruno Bucheton

Research scientist
Institut de recherche pour le développement, Montpellier, France

Dr Bucheton is a human geneticist with extensive experience in vector-borne protozoan disease in the human population. He has been involved in field-based projects in leishmaniasis in Sudan and currently leads research projects in the Côte d'Ivoire and Burkina Faso investigating Human African Trypanosmiasis. He has a particular interest in improving diagnostic techniques and developing staging markers for advanced HAT.

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Professor Philippe Büscher

Head of Parasite Diagnostics
Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

Dr Büscher is a specialist in the development, evaluation and production of diagnostic tests for Human and Animal African Trypanosomiasis. He participates in the East African Network for Trypanosomiasis and is consultant on HAT for the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics in Geneva. He is currently co-ordinating the EC project “Simplified and rapid molecular assays for diagnosis of Leishmaniasis and Human African Trypanosomiasis and parasite sub-species identification”.

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Philippe Buscher

Christiane Hertz-Fowler

Dr Christiane Hertz-Fowler

Facility Manager
Centre for Genomic Research, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK

Dr Hertz-Fowler graduated from the University of St Andrews with a degree in Biochemistry and Microbiology. During her undergraduate degree she developed an interest in parasitology, which led to doctoral work on the life-cycle differentiation and cytoskeleton of the African Trypanosome. She subsequently moved to the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute where she managed and led the analysis of trypanosomatid genome projects as well as the development of accompanying database resources.

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